Friday, July 14, 2017

#Furkid Friday: The #Chinchilla Cooling Slab

Hi everyone. This is Mollie the chinchilla.

To help me and my chinchilla sister, Maizie, deal with the hot weather, the human caretakers got us a special slab that gives us something cool to lay on. They put it under the arch of our log house, since that's our favourite place to be. Here are a couple of photos of us on it. The first one is me, the second is Maizie. You can see the slab under me the best.



We absolutely love having it to lay on, and - combined with the fan the human caretakers have set up right near our cage to keep the air circulating, and stop the heat getting to us too much - it's really helped us to deal with those hot days. Air conditioning would be even better, but the human caretakers don't have that, so they're doing the best they can with what they have. Even if we get cranky when we get too hot, we do appreciate the fact they're trying to keep us cool and comfortable.

Squeak soon,
Mollie

6 comments:

Intense Guy said...

Oh how cool (literally!)

I just saw one of these for dogs last weekend. The dog wears it like a life jacket (for dogs).

Victoria Zigler said...

Iggy:
It's the same sort of idea, except the one for dogs is most likely made of something different. Ours is essentially a slab of stone, which would probably be a bit heavy for a dog to wear.

Squeak soon,
Mollie

Rita said...

Great idea! Don't fight over it. ;)

Victoria Zigler said...

Rita:
There's room for us both on it. Plus, we're pretty good about sharing things and rarely fight. Even if we do fight over something, we always sort it out quickly without either of us getting hurt.

Squeak soon,
Mollie

Danielle L Zecher said...

I'm glad your humans are doing a good job keeping you cool. I didn't realize it got that hot there. I hope you're staying cool enough to enjoy the summer.

Victoria Zigler said...

Danielle:
The temperature isn't too bad here most of the time; it rarely gets extremely hot, so for most it's OK. But we chinchillas are very heat sensative, because of our really thick fur coats. This means that what we consider hot is probably just a pleasantly warm day to you.

Squeak soon,
Mollie